I admit, I was a little surprised to learn that some of us who pay to have our houses cleaned include the au pair’s room in the housecleaner’s duties.
Probably it’s because I’m always trying to save money and have needed to have the housecleaner’s energy all on the main parts of the house, but we’ve never had our housecleaner do the au pair’s room too. As I think on it, I think that I also have wanted to have the au pair be responsible for her own room so that she had more privacy and didn’t get spoiled.
But let’s take a quick poll of those of us who pay to have our houses cleaned…. (I’m not including host parents who clean the house themselves, because I’m assuming that none of you clean the au pair’s room for her… do you?)
If you pay someone to help clean your house …
Other thoughts? Add them to the comments!
(I’ll move some of the comments about this from our earlier post on messy Au Pair rooms…)